3 kids handcuffed after trying to escape police for theft

3 kids handcuffed after trying to escape police for theft

SINGAPORE - Three juveniles aged between 9 and 12 years old have been arrested by the police for theft on Saturday morning.

A police spokesman told AsiaOne that they received a call requesting assistance along East Coast Road at 8.09am. The police later established that a case of theft had occurred.

The suspects were later handcuffed by the police for their safety and the public's, as "they had attempted to escape before the police arrival", the spokesman added. 

Earlier, a contributor alerted citizen journalism website Stomp about a picture of the incident, which was circulating on Facebook. 

The original post said that the incident occurred at near the traffic junction next to 112 Katong shopping mall at East Coast Road.

The eyewitness who posted the photo also said that the boys were later transported to a police station in police cars.

Investigations are ongoing, the police said.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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